The follow-up to Meet The Beatles! was issued on this day by the group's US label Capitol.
The album contained songs from four different UK releases: With The Beatles, Thank You Girl from the From Me To You single, both sides of She Loves You/I'll Get You, and You Can't Do That from the Can't Buy Me Love single. Two new songs, Long Tall Sally and I Call Your Name, were also included.
The Beatles' Second Album topped the US album charts, replacing Meet The Beatles!; this was the first time an artist replaced itself at the number one spot in America.
Also on this day...
- 2011: The Beatles’ first contract to be auctioned
- 1970: George Harrison is interviewed for the BBC’s Fact Or Fantasy
- 1970: The Beatles’ final press release
- 1970: Paul McCartney announces The Beatles’ split
- 1967: Paul McCartney performs on The Beach Boys’ Vegetables
- 1965: Television: Top Of The Pops
- 1964: Filming: A Hard Day’s Night
- 1963: Live: Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead
- 1962: Stuart Sutcliffe dies
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
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